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« Reply #540 on: November 19, 2022, 09:16:08 pm »

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An educated guess - does the main Belfast to Dublin railway run over the top of it?

Correct.

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« Reply #541 on: November 20, 2022, 11:32:09 pm »

S that a railway bridge though?

An educated guess - does the main Belfast to Dublin railway run over the top of it?

There is a railway over the bridge. I didn't look to see where it goes. Having looked on Streetview just now I see that the incident seems to have taken place in 2021 and the views were replaced in 2021. This seems to be the location. https://goo.gl/maps/ZpCebNDW4NstQQKC7
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« Reply #542 on: November 23, 2022, 10:59:13 am »

Bad one near Ketton this morning, a skip lorry really damaging a bridge which was only 13 ft clearance. Freight route but diversions planned fir tomorrow.
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https://twitter.com/staplefordtrain/status/1588848669310484483?s=61&t=jeNqiQddLzi03VAaQXLrgw

Despite being one of the biggest bashes in recent times, damaging the deck so badly it (one of two) needed to be replaced, NR» (Network Rail - home page) have just announced the line has reopened:
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Railway bridge repaired to reconnect Leicester and Peterborough

This morning (23 November), rail passengers can travel between Leicester and Peterborough once again after Network Rail completes almost three weeks of extensive repairs.

Fosters bridge, which sits across the A6121 Stamford Road in Ketton, Rutland, was struck by a lorry on Saturday 5 November, putting the railway line between Leicester and Peterborough out of action.

Since then, engineers have worked around the clock to remove the damaged bridge deck, install a brand-new one and then lay fresh ballast and track over the top so that trains can use the section safely again.
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« Reply #543 on: November 23, 2022, 04:57:45 pm »


Despite being one of the biggest bashes in recent times, damaging the deck so badly it (one of two) needed to be replaced, NR» (Network Rail - home page) have just announced the line has reopened:


Wonderful work, and truly astonishing. I wonder how long until the next?
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« Reply #544 on: November 23, 2022, 11:29:04 pm »


Despite being one of the biggest bashes in recent times, damaging the deck so badly it (one of two) needed to be replaced, NR» (Network Rail - home page) have just announced the line has reopened:
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Railway bridge repaired to reconnect Leicester and Peterborough

This morning (23 November), rail passengers can travel between Leicester and Peterborough once again after Network Rail completes almost three weeks of extensive repairs.

Fosters bridge, which sits across the A6121 Stamford Road in Ketton, Rutland, was struck by a lorry on Saturday 5 November, putting the railway line between Leicester and Peterborough out of action.

Since then, engineers have worked around the clock to remove the damaged bridge deck, install a brand-new one and then lay fresh ballast and track over the top so that trains can use the section safely again.

New bridge deck constructed as an emergency.  That is going to cost the skip company's insurers a pretty penny.  I wouldn't like to think what their premiums might go up to at the next renewal.
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« Reply #545 on: November 24, 2022, 08:09:22 pm »

I wonder what does get charged to the insurers?
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Bridge strikes like these have cost Network Rail – and ultimately the taxpayer – almost £12 million in delay and cancellation fees in 2021/22.
Shouldn't those delay and cancellation fees be charged to the insurers too? Or to the MIB for those that are uninsured.
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« Reply #546 on: November 24, 2022, 08:16:45 pm »

I wonder what does get charged to the insurers?
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Bridge strikes like these have cost Network Rail – and ultimately the taxpayer – almost £12 million in delay and cancellation fees in 2021/22.
Shouldn't those delay and cancellation fees be charged to the insurers too? Or to the MIB for those that are uninsured.

Maybe they are. It would be consequential loss, I guess. It would still "cost" NR» (Network Rail - home page) the same amount either way - all their outgoings are funded from some external source!
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« Reply #547 on: November 24, 2022, 09:21:20 pm »

I wonder what does get charged to the insurers?
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Bridge strikes like these have cost Network Rail – and ultimately the taxpayer – almost £12 million in delay and cancellation fees in 2021/22.
Shouldn't those delay and cancellation fees be charged to the insurers too? Or to the MIB for those that are uninsured.

Maybe they are. It would be consequential loss, I guess. It would still "cost" NR» (Network Rail - home page) the same amount either way - all their outgoings are funded from some external source!

I understand that the Great Heck crash was the largest motor insurance claim ever!
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